Its a Numberful World

YouTuber Eddie Woo tries, and succeeds, to make math interesting in It’s a Numberful World. “If you go down deep enough into anything, you will find mathematics.” Eddie proves his point by explaining why rainbows are round, blood vessels and lightning bolts look alike, and the zeros are in theContinue Reading

Passengers

Eight Passengers are stuck in separate driverless cars when a hacker takes control. Only one will survive in this cat-and-mouse thriller. The eight people trapped include a pregnant woman, an aging actress, a married couple, an abused Indian housewife, an illegal immigrant, a disabled war hero, and a man withContinue Reading

Texts from Mittens

Who doesn’t enjoy getting Texts from Mittens? Mittens is a typical cat. He has a healthy obsession with boxes and shampoo caps. His girlfriend, Fiona, thinks he is romantic when he suggests her coming up to his cat condo to rub their faces on an old sock together. He suspectsContinue Reading

The Missing Ones

The Missing Ones are young children missing from a touristy island in Maine. Damaged heroine Hester Thursby is unwilling dragged into the case by a cryptic text by long-missing best friend Daphne. In the excellent Little Comfort (here is my 5-star review), the first book in this series, three-year-old KateContinue Reading

Girl on the Porch

Where and who did the Girl on the Porch flee from and where is she now? Angie and Frank Urban were awoken by their doorbell frantically ringing at 3:30 a.m. By the time Frank opened the door, their porch was empty. The next day, their neighbors Sarah and Kenny checkedContinue Reading

Wonton Terror

There is Wonton Terror when the Wonton on Wheels food truck explodes at the first Asian Night Market in Cleveland. Lana Lee is now managing her parent’s restaurant, the Ho-Lee Noodle House. While promoting the restaurant at Market night, her parent’s old friend, Ronnie, is killed in the explosion. WhenContinue Reading

Truth Behind the Lie

The suspenseful Swedish thriller, The Truth Behind the Lie, tells the story of shady former journalist Kouplan’s search for missing child Julia. Kouplan, an Iranian illegal resident in Stockholm, places this ad on Swedish Craig’s List. “Private detective. If the police can’t help, call me!” The only response is fromContinue Reading

Tin Badges

Retired NYPD Detective Tank Rizzo is pulled back into duty to solve cold cases with a bunch of misfit (and criminal) friends in the action-filled police procedural, Tin Badges. There are two parallel stories. The first is a (retired) police procedural of how Tank chases the scummy drug kingpin, Gonzo.Continue Reading

Whisper Man

Frank Carter, the Whisper Man, has been in prison twenty years for kidnapping and murdering five young boys in rural Featherbank. His m.o. was whispering through each child’s window before luring them to their death. And now the whispering has begun again… Did Frank have an accomplice all those yearsContinue Reading

The Warehouse

A thinly, really thinly, veiled stab at Amazon is located in The Warehouse. The Black Friday Massacres drive people to shop increasingly online. The Cloud (ahem, Amazon) picks up the slack and becomes the world’s biggest employer. It opens modern factory towns, called MotherClouds, worldwide where workers use their moneyContinue Reading

American Magic

What if magic is real? But kept hidden by a group as mysterious, and rich, as the Illuminati? When one member turns rogue, the lid is off American Magic. Okay, I admit it, the plot sounds lame—except when you are actually reading it. The author manages to do a DanContinue Reading